Wounded SANDF members recovering in hospital

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Johannesburg - Two SA National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers who were critically wounded in an ambush in Sudan are recuperating well, the SANDF said on Wednesday.

"One of the members... has since been transferred to one of the military hospitals in South Africa, while another is steadily recovering in a... hospital in El Fasher, Northern Darfur in Sudan," Lieutenant Colonel Andries Matlaila said in a statement.

Two other soldiers, who had minor wounds, were fully recovered and had rejoined their unit.

The soldiers were part of a United Nations/African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan.

They were wounded in an ambush on 28 October when a section of 4 SA Infantry Battalion, who had to fetch water from a nearby waterhole in Kutum, came under fire from a suspected rebel group.

"A team comprising of various specialists dealing with post traumatic disorders has been convened to assist all those who were involved in the ambush, psychologically, spiritually, and mentally," Matlaila said.

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